Wednesday, September 28, 2011
iReporter lands lead story on

Holding on to hope


Congratulations to iReporter Rachel Witte for having her story published on today! Rachel took part in this year's iReport boot camp and produced a story and video about recent college graduates who try to remain hopeful despite their struggle to find employment.


For the past two months, iReport has been running the boot camp program where iReporters work with CNN experts on different aspects of the storytelling process to produce a story from start to finish. At the end of the program, the boot campers with the best stories get their own CNN byline! Rachel is the first boot camper to get her story published, but be on the lookout for many more boot camp stories over the next several weeks.


This is the first time an iReporter has gotten a byline on a story page! And as you see in the photo above, Rachel’s story was the lead story on this morning.


This is just the beginning of many more great iReport boot camp stories to come. Please continue to check the iReport boot camp page for the latest boot camp stories and updates.


And if you have a great story to tell, please share it with us!


Here’s to many more great iReport stories!

September 28, 2011
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September 29, 2011
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Thumbs up! :)

September 29, 2011
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wtg rachel!

October 1, 2011
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This is very very very COOL!!!! Congratulations !!! yayay:)

October 2, 2011
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wat iz up yall that iz totaly rocet siences

October 3, 2011
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Bringing in money from outside world into US is better than to encourage people to spend more in wake of possible recession. Offer green cards and then later american passports to persons who buy apartments or condos of certain amount of value (amount to be decided and adjusted according to responses) Japanese who would like to have their children to have no worries of quakes would buy properties in US to acquire a safe stay in US. Taiwanese would do so also to escape from a possible taken over by communist china or those who got tired of the sharp argument between the political parties. People of china under religion persecution or intellectuals under surveillance also want to leave. People of Philippines or of many other asian countries rampaged so much by corruption want to come over to US. US on humanitarian ground should offer refuge to the above said people. People of USA would buy homes on behalf of their beloved relatives to suit the immigration requirement so as to bring the beloved ones from abroad into USA for family reunions. This would at least stall the fall the property value. Immigrants must buy cars, electronic appliances and furnitures etc. Banks should be encouraged to provide morgages if immigrants can pay 40%-50% as first downpayment so as to minimize risk. Applicants for immigration into US should be thoroughly screened before they are alloted eligibility to buy properties in US. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae should be deloyed to give advice, to supervise the housing market for new immigrants. I migrated to canada from hong kong before 1997. Including me and many of my friends and relatives bought houses and cars after landing canada. Although it looks that Hong Kong is more prosperous than Canada, I prefer living in canada because I feel safe in canada. So, for reciprocal or mutual benefic, bring in immigrants who can afford to provide a home for themselves in USA. This in turn under "propensity to spend"

October 3, 2011
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will ring boom to the economy and then of course jobs opportunities.

December 29, 2011
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This is just a quick note of thanks for all your support here to It's been a challenging year for many, however we've manage well and we could not have achieved that without our wonderful customers just like you.

From the team here at, please have a nice Merry Christmas holiday and a happy and safe new year, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!


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